Brett Holman says finding the net at QPR has given him a surge of confidence as he hunts more goals for Villa.
Holman was thrilled to bag his debut strike in claret and blue at Loftus Road.
He joked that he didn't expect to score when he hit his 20-yarder because of the bad luck he's been experiencing in front of goal, with Ben Foster in particular keeping him at bay.
He says the goal has given him a shot in the arm as he aims to "chip in with more" to ease the burden on strikers Gabby Agbonlahor and Christian Benteke.
"In the last couple of games, keepers have made some great saves from me," Holman admits.
"At Loftus Road, it was one of those where you hit it and you think it's on target, but knowing my luck lately you think he might pull off a great save.
"But thankfully for me - and the boys - it went in. You've got to wait until it actually goes over the line - and it did - so it was a great feeling to get one.
"You don't want to really concentrate on goals because your strikers obviously are the main people who will score. But it's always nice to chip in and grab a couple.
"Attacking players always want to hit the net and it gives you great confidence.
"I've scored goals for every club I've been with. Ratio-wise I wouldn't have a clue what my stats are but I have certainly scored for all my teams.
"I think as an attacking player I've always pitched in with goals. I'm happy with what I've done at previous clubs and hopefully I can get a few more for this club."
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